English Fairy Tales

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Author: Flora Annie Steel

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

[RACKHAM, Arthur]. English Fairy Tales. Retold by Flora Annie Steel. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan, 1918. 8vo, x 341pp + [2] advts. Brick red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers; 16 color plates with captioned white paper guards plus numerous b&w illustrations. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, spine lightly sunned, endpapers minutely foxed, else a clean, tight copy.

First edition, publisher’s presentation copy, having the title page embossed with a “presentation copy” statement. A delightful collection of over 40 English fairy tales, all retold by Flora Annie Steel, and featuring such classics as The Story of the Three Bears, Jack the Giant Killer, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding-Hood. Rackham’s gorgeous color plates and delicate b&w illustrations bring these classic tales to bold and vibrant life.